1/2" PEX SideWinder Steel Bend Support
Sioux Chief SideWinder steel bend supports are used to provide a smooth 90-degree turn for PEX tubing installations in concrete, walls, etc. Will not kink pipe, does not require any tools and does not restrict the water flow.
I used these bend supports alongside some left over "name brand" supports, they work just as well.
This is a very sturdy bend support that holds tubing in the proper angle without flexing. I will order more of these as the need arises.
Ended up using 3/4" Conduit
I have a sub-floor that my circuits attach to. The plan was to use these Bend Supports to angle up the wall to the manifold, then do an over-pour. After purchasing, more research uncovered that the PEX when expanding and contracting from the heat would over time begin to chip away at the cement surface around the tubing. This would then travel further down the tubing. Placing the tubing in 3/4" conduit for 1/2" tubing would prevent this from happening. Regarding the Bend Support, its a good product for bending the tubing, sure, it depends on the application in which it is used.